Secondary surgery is likely needed for residual nasal traumatic deformities.
I am guessing that only a closed reduction of your nasal fracture was performed, and this often is insufficient in correcting all of the deformities. However, it is quite possible to address the remaining problems with a secondary surgery, in essence a complete septorhinoplasty. Insurance will usually cover most of these costs, but discuss it with your surgeon, who should be an experienced, board certified ENT and / or facial plastic surgeon in my opinion. There may be some more complex reconstructive techniques involvrd.
Hi Franco, You had a broken nose that was not put back in place. Surgery to correct both the appearance and your breathing problems can and should be done at the same time It would involve rebreaking your nose to straighten it and also straightening the septum. There are other things that may need to be done to correct the problems with your nose.These would be discussed during a consultation. The cost will vary depending on how much insurance will cover. Both the appearance and the breathing problems are very correctable so you should have them done. Hope this helps.
septoplasty for breathing issues and rhinoplasty to straighten the nose
Trauma to the nose can result in a fracture of the nasal bones, and a fracture of the septum causing a deviated septum and obstruction of air flow. To repair the airflow issue, a septoplasty may be required. To straighten the nasal bones, osteotomies are performed along with a hump reduction. For many examples, more information and our price list, please see the link below
Nasal fracture and repair
It looks like you will need a formal rhinoplasty to try to re-align your nose. At this point you will have to wait about 6 months to allow things to heal before undergoing surgery. Good luck.
How to straighten my nose after a fracture?
Thank you for your post. The best time to fix a nasal fracture is within a week or so of it happening. After that the nasal bones fuse in their fractured position. At this point, osteotomies need to be performed, (carefully re-breaking the nasal bones with a very small chisel and hammer. Once re-broken, the bones can be repositioned and splinted. After that, commonly a refinement is performed where any irregularities are shaved off.
PAblo Prichard, MD